Port Blair, Sept. 18: On the auspicious occasion of Vishwakarma Jayanti, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a new scheme named ‘PM Vishwakarma Scheme’ on 17th September 2023 at around 11 AM at India International Convention and Expo Centre, Dwarka, New Delhi.

Port Blair, Sept. 18: As a part of the series of programmes by the Government to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, ‘The Art of Living’, Port Blair under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India conducted an introduction session on meditation under the campaign ‘Har Ghar Dhyan’ on 17th Sept. 2023. The hour long session led by Shri Sandeep Prasad was organised at Bageecha (an initiative to bring people closer to nature), Brichgunj Chowk, Prothrapur.

On the auspicious occasion of 'Ganesh Chaturthi', I convey my warmest greetings to all the residents of A&N Islands.

This festival is a symbol of the enthusiasm, zeal and joy of our countrymen. Lord Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles, is revered as the embodiment of knowledge, prosperity and good fortune. I hope that this beloved festival of 'Ganesh Chaturthi' will further strengthen the spirit of unity, harmony, and affection that prevails among the Islanders.

Port Blair, Sept. 18: Braving the heavy rain and wind, D. Ayyappan, Secretary, CPI (M), Andaman & Nicobar State Organising Committee along with other leaders visited the flood-affected Old Pahargaon Telugu Basthi area today in the evening of 17th Sept. 2023 and met the affected people. Following the heavy rain, water entered the said residential area and a large number of houses were submerged in the flash flood. Affected people told the CPI (M) leaders that a number of people lost their clothes, food items, books and uniforms of students besides causing damage to furniture and other household items. 

the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, I extend my warmest greetings and best wishes to all residents of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. May Lord Ganesha bless our Islands with prosperity, happiness, and harmony.

I am especially moved to see the vigour and passion of our youths, who have magnificently set up numerous pandals across our Islands. The enthusiasm, joy, and gaiety with which you all have come together to celebrate this festival are commendable. It is a testament to the vibrant culture and unity of our Islands.